The Best Strapless and Convertible Bras

The perfect styles to wear underneath any type of neckline.

Updated by Kim "Kimmay" Caldwell

Wearing a strapless bra is a great way to hid pesky or unattractive bra straps under tops. And did you know you can usually wear removable straps with your strapless bra? That means you can wear and hide those straps under a halter or racerback top.

If you're afraid that your strapless bra won't stay up, think again. First, there are new strapless styles that are designed to stay up better than in the past - and they're also more comfortable and supportive. So start by checking out these ten picks.

And second, the best way to find out if one of these styles will work for you is by trying it on and knowing how to tell when a bra fits correctly. Knowing how to measure yourself for your bra size will help you choose a starting point bra size before you go shopping. A well-fitting strapless will stay in place and look great.

If you're still nervous about wearing a convertible strapless, try a basic convertible bra. This is a bra that resembles your basic bra but has convertible straps. Usually, it can do a halter or criss-cross conversion for ​racerback tops, but it is not designed to be worn as a strapless bra.​

Whether you need a strapless convertible or a basic convertible bra - browse these styles!

A "Red Carpet" Style for Full Figures

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The Red Carpet Full Figure Strapless Bra by Wacoal has a few features designed to support full figures. It's a full coverage, seamless style with contour underwire cups and boning in the back. The wide elastic band at the bottom and tall center gore helps to keep it in place.

The 'Porcelain' Convertible by Panache

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The Porcelain Convertible Strapless bra by Panache has molded, contour underwire cups that are designed to fully support full figures. They are also seamless, for a smooth look under clothing, and has a beautiful plunging neckline.

Another great feature - this bra has silicone 'grippers' to make sure it stays in place without slipping. It also comes with removable straps.

The "Sascha" Strapless by The Little Bra Company

The Little Bra Company Strapless
The Little Bra Company

The Sascha Lace Strapless bra from The Little Bra Company is specifically designed for petite busts and small frames.

With removable padding, you can design your level of cleavage. Plus, it comes with removable straps to wear it with as a halter, conventional, or criss-cross. It also comes in other colors!

Calvin Klein's 'Perfect Fit'

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If you're on the petite side, this bra may be a great style for you. It's the Perfectly Fit Convertible bra by Calvin Klein.

This bra has a front clasp closure and removable padding. The cups are made from 4-way stretch foam and are low-cut to provide just the right amount of coverage for women who wear smaller cup sizes.

Floral Lace by Natori

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The Calais Strapless Bra by Natori has a pretty floral lace overlay that you'll love. This strapless bra has removable push-up padding made from memory foam to mold to your body shape for a more comfortable fit.
Like many strapless bras, it also has removable straps that can be worn in a conventional style, halter, or crossed in the back.

An 'Ultra Lift' Seamless Style

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The Ultra Lift Seamless Strapless bra by Va Bien is the perfect strapless bra for women who wear full cup sizes - or, for women who need a plus size bra. It is designed to stay up while delivering ultra supportive holding power.

How can a strapless bra be so supportive for larger sizes? The "secret" is Va Bien's Ultra-Lift technology, built into the bra's design and construction.

Another great feature is the bra's dual-lined sides with built-in no-slip elastic. The bra's foam cups are molded and offer full coverage.

Wonderbra's Ultimate Strapless

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The Ultimate Strapless bra by Wonderbra has molded cups that are designed to stay in place during any activity, according to the brand.

This bra also has built-in silicone bands and an extra-wide bottom elastic band for firm support. It's made from seamless satin, and won't show any lines under the most form-fitting clothing.

A Strapless Invisible Back Style

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This is the Multipurpose Underwire Bra by Valmont. Its coolest feature is how you can wear it with a backless top, because it has two removable back panels that reveal a clear back panel. It's also super-supportive for fuller cup sizes, because the band is wide, with four hook-and-eye closures.
The straps can be worn six ways - conventionally, halter style, one-shoulder, criss-cross or strapless.

A 7-Way Bra by Playtex

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The Secrets 7-Way bra by Playtex is made to hug your curves - if you wear a full figure cup size.
This bra has removable straps that can be adjusted seven ways - including strapless, halter, one-shoulder and criss-cross styles. The straps can also be worn extra close together, to stay hidden under shoulder-baring tops.

Choose What's Best for Your Bust

Wearing a strapless or convertible bra can be a great way to show off your style. Remember to wear what fits well and feels great!